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Aikmans Cafe & Bar

) #592 of 777 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ European, ,
154 Aikmans Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-961 6545
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible12%
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European, Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154 Aikmans Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was so terrible we had to go into the kitchen to find a staff member so we could pay and leave!

Thank edalsh
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I often go to Aikmans Cafe & Bar as it is close to our house and the car parkat the mall is handy. Wine list is great, a little bit expensive but a good place to hang out with friends. If you are over 40...More

Thank Cassandra F
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Went for early drinks and nibbles. Service was terrible, felt as waitress just couldn't be bothered. We had a platter and chips - hardly difficult but chips were over cooked and bread for the patter was almost burnt. Wouldn't bother going there again

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I ordered a plate of chips which came with grated cheese on top and sour cream and a sauce guessing that it was sweet chilli sauce (was really tasty). Along with a soft drink (which was provided free as I was a sober driver) and...More

Thank Simone T
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We had the naked burger which was delicious and the fish & chips which were good. Our only complaint is that the fish & chips was a very expensive meal for what we got - one tiny piece of battered Blue Cod & 6 hand...More

Thank 108letstravel
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I dined at Aikmans with a small group of friends for brunch. The service we received was a complete disappointment. Aikmans was quiet while at we were there so that's what makes our experience so perplexing. We had to wait an unusually...More

Thank 382erind
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Firstly my birthday present for the friend we were meeting was confiscated! Then we waited too long for service. Luckily our Irish waitress was nice. The Bluff oysters were spoilt by a too thick batter. Will think seriously about not coming back. Like other reviews...More

Thank Annette T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Booked the outdoor atrium for morning tea for a large group of friends. Good place for a great social occasion, warm and bright. Overall we enjoyed our morning tea but unfortunately the cafe let themselves down on some things. The service was very friendly and...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I surprised my wife and took some time off to take her out for a well deserved lunch. We chose Aikmans Cafe and sat outside. The outdoor area was very pleasant and we had the chance to enjoy the fine weather while also having some...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We visited here on a Thursday night, staff very friendly and attentive as soon as we walked through the door, the inside was lovely and warm with options to dine in the restaurant or in the lounge area which was a bit less formal. We...More

Thank saz8929
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Aikmans Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-961 6545
One of the hottest spots in Christchurch, Aikman’s is a local favourite and is the ideal venue for a stylish meal or relaxed catch up with friends at the bar. Seamless indoor outoor flow makes this a great year round venue, with cosy outdoor fire and courtyard seating to complement the plush interiors. Enjoy Sunday brunch or party until the wee hours, whatever your taste, Aikman’s has it covered.
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